Celebrity Big Brother took an incredibly awkward/uncomfortable/awful turn last night, after Tiffany Pollard mistakenly thought David Gest had died when Angie Bowie informed her David Bowie had passed away.
After the sad news that music icon David Bowie had died was announced on Monday, celebrities around the world showed their condolences and wrote messages of tribute on social media. His ex-wife, Angie Bowie, who is on Celebrity Big Brother rn, was informed by Channel 5 off-screen of his passing.
She made the decision to stay on the show and inform the other housemates in her own time - which is where the awkward bit comes in.
Angie goes to tell Tiffany that her ex-husband is dead, but rather than filling her in on the details, she says "David's dead. It just happened now, cancer. Please stay calm... This was not what I planned to do."
Tiffany quickly assumes she means David Gest rather than David Bowie and gets a bit hysterical, before doing lots of screaming and flaying around. She runs into the garden to the other housemates, telling them: "I can't keep this a secret, she told me not to tell anybody... I'm not able to not tell anyone. I hope she's just joking but she said she's not, she told me that David is dead.'
Meanwhile David Gest is asleep in the bedroom of the house, and the whole thing is actually kind of awful.
Obviously it's a huge case of mistaken identity and misinformation, but the whole thing is made worse by the fact Angie is grieving and doesn't understand why Tiffany has had such an OTT reaction. The rest of the CBB house - who momentarily thought David Gest had died too - realise that Gest is actually alive, get to grips with the misunderstanding and jump to Angie's defence.
Make of that what you will, and then give us a tweet about it @Sugarscape.